The Marine Corps Today—Asset or Anachronism?

  title={The Marine Corps Today—Asset or Anachronism?},
  author={Robert Eugene Cushman},
  journal={International Security},
  pages={123 - 129}
  • R. Cushman
  • Published 23 January 1976
  • History
  • International Security
I The purpose of the United States Marine Corps is once again being questioned. Recent studies have resurrected the premise that amphibious assault operations are a ponderous relic of World War 11. Critics would have us believe that for the past three decades the Marine Corps has been structuring and equipping itself for an eventuality that will never happen and that the Marine Corps had better find a new mission before it is relegated to the scrap heap of history. In examining this premise, we… 

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